Posts Tagged ‘Turquoise’

Pea Green Lily Pads  3 Turquoise, copper wire, red stones, Swarovski crystals and a bit of glitter Polymer Clay handmade lily pads with Swarovski crystal set in the center. Accented with dangling turquoise stones and complimentary Czech glass in turquoise set above the lily pad. Deep red Czech crystals and glass bead accent play against the shades of greens and teals. Copper wire is wrapped in around and through these dangles and is then distressed and buffed. At the very bottom dangles a teeny little Swarovski crystal in Palace Green and rests against a little asian coin drop. See my Artfire Shop to see if it’s still for sale.

SYMBOLISM:

Water lilies are symbolic of strength and transformation in a person’s life where that person has come from out of a dark place in life and into the light just as the lily rises up from the mud and breaks through the surface of the water into the light. The lily pad itself captures sunlight and sustains the plant. Water is symbolic of the emotions.

Turquoise: (5th Chakra, throat area) This yummy gemstone is representative of wholeness, communication and spiritual expansion. Especially good for spiritual integration. All parts are valid and make up the whole. On your spiritual journey it is important to integrate and validate all aspects of the self, even the parts that are perceived as negative. This stone is great for self-acceptance and self-forgiveness.

 

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Turquoise  and amber glass beads with dark seeds lining the sides of the necklace. Tedious and time consuming to string but the look is well worth it. Part of my personal collection.

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I used to live in Connecticut when my first-born was little. I remember my husband and I taking him down to a waterfront town, Norwalk, to visit a nautical museum. We spent some time window shopping the cute little village style streets in the misty overcast of that day. The unexpected treat was a bead shop on the corner. As I was walking out the door of the shop I noticed a barrel full of beads. A buck per scoop. Of course, I was picky and picked out my scoop. When I reached in I pulled out this lovely faux patina piece and got inspired right away.

The result…a double strand necklace with greens and browns all leading down to my sea barrel piece. Some of the beads are hand rolled paper (I literally had blisters rolling them) in a pale sea green. There are also wood, glass, seed, turquoise and pearl beads. Part of my personal collection.

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This little number was just something I whipped up to go with an outfit one morning. Chunky and bright, it catches the eye. Turquoise is so versatile and easy to wear with almost any color. I just fashioned a hand-made copper clasp, hammered it up a bit for a rustic feel and out the door I went. Part of my personal collection.

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Turquoise center piece flanked by streaming turquoise tears on either side makes quite a statement on your neck. The green Turquoise is offset by the alternating  Tiger Skin  Jasper rectangles and turquoise coin shaped beads  leading up the sides of the neck. Small additions of copper tubes and wooden beads complete the global feel of this neck wear. Part of my personal collection.

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One of my favorite pieces to wear…I feel the power of the name of this necklace, Gypsy Queen. Coral colored glass beads paired with bronze metal tubes, Asian coin drops and a large turquoise center stone. The weight feels lavish, not too heavy, just enough to remind you that you are traveling royalty for a day.

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